CSP says data supports its call for physios to issue fit notes to patients and ease GP pressures
More than one million fit notes for musculoskeletal (MSK) problems were issued in England from December 2014 to this March – adding ballast to the CSP’s push for physiotherapists to be allowed to sign patients off work.
CSP welcomes NHS England’s commitment to expand physio in GP practices
NHS England will set out plans to expand the number of physiotherapists working in general practice over the next three years.
Royal College of GPs prioritises physical activity and lifestyle issues
The CSP has welcomed a programme to support primary care professionals with evidence-based information to prevent and manage lifestyle-related diseases.
Physio staff can be key players in meeting international mortality reduction goals, says Karen Middleton
Physiotherapy staff should throw their weight behind a bid to cut the high rates of avoidable deaths around the world, according to Karen Middleton.
Health committee wants self-referral to physiotherapy to be accelerated across England’s NHS
An influential committee of MPs has set out a vision of primary care in England in which physiotherapists work alongside GPs and other health professionals as part of multidisciplinary teams.
Evidence highlights benefits of physiotherapy in primary care
Physiotherapists working in primary care can help to reverse conditions, improve quality of life, keep people out of hospital and reduce disability.
North Wales physio service saves nearly 700 GP appointments
Advanced musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy practitioners at four primary practices in north west Wales have saved nearly 700 GP appointments over three months.
Made to measure: New tool will help GPs tailor MSK treatment
Ensuring that patients with musculoskeletal pain receive the right treatment at the right time is the goal of a major new study.